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6 minutes ago, Logic said:

100% John Feliciano.

Of all the Bills free agent signings on the o-line, Feliciano was the biggest afterthought to me. I thought he'd be depth at best, cut at worst. The fact that he is not only starting at right guard but absolutely MAULING people out there is a total surprise to me. He's actually playing SO well that if the coaches ever decide to have Nsekhe start at RT full time, Ford will probably go to the bench.

didn't he just pulverize somebody into the ground on the allen sweep sunday? 

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1 minute ago, Stank_Nasty said:

I'll start by saying I loved that signing from the beginning but I wasn't expecting quite as complete a wr as he's been so far.

 

crisp routes and he really seems to WORK them.

And Josh improving on the timing and anticipation of those cross-routes.  

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Just now, Stank_Nasty said:

didn't he just pulverize somebody into the ground on the allen sweep sunday? 


Sure did. He FINISHES.

He also always looks for work. If he's uncovered on a given play, he finds someone to hit, and fast.

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1 hour ago, Shaw66 said:

My impression is that he's always run those routes.  That's what's made him always look like a promising receiver - great deep speed that he also uses to outrun the defense on the crossing routes.  

what stuck out to me was the medium range comeback on the left sideline against Jenkins on the 98 yd drive...… Jenkins is nice corner and he respected his speed enough to be at least 5 yds off him for the first 15 yds of the route then brown just stuck it and came back for a routine play. I was really encouraged by that.

3 minutes ago, Logic said:


Sure did. He FINISHES.

He also always looks for work. If he's uncovered on a given play, he finds someone to hit, and fast.

I remember sitting there for 3 of those td's(allen, motor, McKenzie), thinking "WOW! the blocking there was just impeccable."... guys hitting their assignments and then driving their players into the ground or down the field. its sad we havnt seen that for a couple years but very encouraging going forward.

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That we found our #1 WR in Brown. I am well aware that some will flame me for it but he is doing everything a #1 WR does. 

 

He has also very clearly connected with Allen and the culture. 

 

Love Beasley, too. I believe both (in partial conjunction with the OL) have driven Josh’s completion percentage and overall productivity up. He was working with squat last year. 

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After finishing 30th, 31st & 31st in passing yards the last 3 years, they are 18th through week 2. Once again expected a jump similar to this for the year, but figured we would start slow with 8 new starters and get stronger as the year went on. Below the Bills at this point are teams that have: Jimmy G., Big Ben(Hurt), R. Wilson,  D. Watson, A. Rodgers, D. Carr & J. Goff. It's still early in the year, but it's nice to see Josh, WRs & O-Line this far along in the passing game already.:)

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14 minutes ago, Logic said:


I hope he does. He's one of the nastiest linemen in the NFL. He's the tone setter for the Bills offensive line right now. Coaches say he's smart as hell, too. A great combo.

 

Completely agree 👆.... he is a mean nasty player with technique and power. Once Ford puts it together, Feliciano and Ford are going to be a scary duo on the right side!

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Bojo - I thought for sure he would get a pink slip and we were signing another punter. The guy has been rock solid through two weeks. 

Shaq - Is this because of the teams we've face or has the light switch finally come on? Either way I'll take it. 

TE's - Sweeney, Knox, and Smith are holding it down out there. They are not only blocking fairly well, but giving Josh options.

John Brown - Same sentiment as everyone one else. He was on pace for 80 catches and 1,100 yards with Flacco last year before Lamar. He may top that here.

The OL - It seems these guys are getting it together quickly for not having played together much in the preseason. I love what the FO did here.

Team Spirit - Two weeks in a row I see our guys taking up for each other out there at different points. Absolutely love it. Hit our guy and we're going to hit you back. 

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There is no play for 1st and 20.

 

YES there is !!!  near the end of a game and points are needed you throw the damn ball 10 yards or more out.  2nd becomes  and 10 or less 

 

3rd and 20?  Send every eligible receiver out there 20 yards deep  they can't cover everyone!! 

 

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5 hours ago, eball said:

What are some things even the optimistic fans among us are pleasantly surprised by after two weeks?  I'll throw out a few:

 

-- Daboll's scheming and playcalling

-- Bojo!

-- Lee Smith (and overall TE play)

-- Shaq Lawson (and overall DL depth)

-- Feliciano

-- productivity of John Brown (did anyone expect 14 catches in two weeks?)

 

Discuss.

 

I have actually been a bit frustrated at times with Dabolls playcalling.  It hasn’t been all bad by any means, but I found myself frustrated last parts of 2nd quarter and early 3rd qtr week 1.  Week 2 I felt he got too complacent and conservative in the 2nd half where it allowed Giants to get back in the game too. 

 

But, that being said he also made nice adjustments after those spells where I was frustrated and got the O back on track in each game.  So still quite high on Daboll overall.

 

I would also add Singletary to your list and yes, I did expect 14 catches by Brown first 2 weeks.  I thought he was going to be a 80+ catch, 1200 yard season with 8+ TDS this year.  

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4 hours ago, Kirby Jackson said:

Siran Neal was EVERYWHERE on Sunday 

He needs the nickname Siran Wrap because of the tight way he covers.

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Feliciano, with honorable mention to Shaq. Not surprised by John Brown at all for 2 games, I hope he brings it all year.

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Daboll's scheming and play calling. And the players readiness to execute his offence. So much of success in this league boils down to coaching. 

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5 hours ago, FeelingOnYouboty said:

I really like how chippy Dawson Knox is lol

He had some really good blocks out there. The one he was flagged for i wasn't too sure about. Sure the guy didnt see him coming, but he didnt completely blow the guy up and end his career. He put a shoulder half power into him and he fell over. Outside of that hes a physical dude and really looking forward to seeing his growth in the passing game too.

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I am pleasantly surprised by Allen, he's been accurate on short throws and hasn't broken any fingers, I appreciate that. 

 

The Run D has been good overall. 

 

Very few 3 and outs.

 

Singletary looks good!

 

 

Not so pleasant, WRs outside of Brown and Beasley have been nearly invisible.

 

Not a lot of pressure from the DL.

 

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5 hours ago, aristocrat said:

john brown and moving those chains.  it finally seems like we can get first downs even if we're 3rd and long instead of doing a draw play or just throwing a screen and giving up.  

 

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Yeah 3rd and long is nothing to fear anymore

 

When the Giants downed the punt at the 2 yd line my 1st thought was that's just more yards and more clock for Josh and the O to chew up. 

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5 hours ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

He’s got 1.5 sacks and 5 tackles.

 

 

Clearly he sucks and should be cut .....

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Just now, Seven-N-Nine said:

Allen's completion %.

pleasant  yes .. a surprise?  after the WR upgrades?  

 

Not surprised at all.   It was bound to improve IMO 

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4 hours ago, Roch-A-Bill said:

Harrison Phillips stepping up bigtime...

 

Was gonna mention him too. He looks to be much improved in his second year. 

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2 minutes ago, SlimShady'sGhost said:

pleasant  yes .. a surprise?  after the WR upgrades?  

 

Not surprised at all.   It was bound to improve IMO 

It's a surprise to me so far.  Hopefully he keeps it up.

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2 hours ago, billsfan_34 said:

For me, it is the progression of Josh Allen.

 

This.  I expected Allen to be improved, but I never expected him to show this much improvement this quickly.  Allen's improvement puts him at about the same level as Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson who also made a quantum leap between last season and this one.

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Feliciano was not a surprise for me. That's how he performed in the preseason. I was happy when they kept him in the starting line up after Morse came back.

 

I am also not surprised by John Brown. I've wanted him for the past couple years. Always been impressed with him.

 

Lee Smith caught one pass, but has he done anything else surprising?

 

Shaq shouldn't be surprising. That's pretty much how he performed in the preseason and last season as well.

 

Surprise for me, I suppose, includes Singletary. Thought he'd need more time to get used to the NFL. He's been great.

3 minutes ago, SoTier said:

This.  I expected Allen to be improved, but I never expected him to show this much improvement this quickly.  Allen's improvement puts him at about the same level as Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson who also made a quantum leap between last season and this one.

 

Baker hasn't looked that good this season, I don't think. Had a putrid first game and his 2nd game was just ok. I admit I am surprised by Jackson's big leap, but it has been against two terrible teams.

 

I'm not all that surprised about Allen. This is what I expected from him. The evidence of his ability was already there from last season. For me, at least.

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6 minutes ago, SoTier said:

 

This.  I expected Allen to be improved, but I never expected him to show this much improvement this quickly.  Allen's improvement puts him at about the same level as Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson who also made a quantum leap between last season and this one.

Everything revolves around the QB, right? Lamar has been on fire and Mayfield has played some good ball, last night not so much. If I had to rank the three right now- Lamar, Allen, Baker. 

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